New program offers 5 NSU Honors students guaranteed acceptance into USD Law School

Group of students wearing masks standing on building steps

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new collaborative program between Northern State University and the University of South Dakota will guarantee admission for five NSU Honors Program students into the USD Knudson School of Law.

The Honors Law Opportunity Program, which started this spring, aims to help grow the number of committed, talented lawyers in northeast South Dakota.

NSU student’s undergraduate research project to be published in journal


Northern State University student Caitline Blinder, of Aberdeen, will have her undergraduate research project published in the fall 2021 edition of THEJUMP+, or The Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects. Listen to it here this fall, THEJUMP+

Smiling female student sitting at computer

Symphonic Band Winter Concert set for Feb. 11

Conductor leading symphonic band

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Symphonic Band will present its Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

In honor of Black History month, the featured piece on the program is a special arrangement of “Shenandoah” by Omar Thomas, one of the country’s pre-eminent composer/arrangers of jazz and band music.

Also featured on the concert is a fanfare of our own Dr. Christopher Stanichar, Director of Orchestra at NSU!

51st annual S.D. Jazz Festival set for Jan. 21 at Northern State University

Female student playing trombone

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The 51st annual South Dakota Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Northern State University.

The festival will take place in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Five local school groups will be performing and having jazz clinics with NSU fine arts faculty, following mask, distance and performance protocols:

Caption: The NSU Office of International Programs assists international students, such as those pictured above.


Staff members, student workers come from all over the country and world

ABERDEEN, S.D. – For Northern State University’s Dominika Blum, growing up around individuals from all over the world gave her a strong global outlook – which is very important when working in the field of international education.

A group of international students on the campus green

Northern State University releases fall 2020 dean’s list

Campus in the winter

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester.

Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. Students who achieved dean’s list status and requested that their names be released to the media are listed below, grouped by state and hometown:



Dakota Larson, Chandler

Mason Stark, Chandler          

Jacob Cross, Gilbert   

John Jacklin, Glendale

Zachary Bohnenkamp, Tucson


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